Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Jolly Hello–C4C #258

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Hey, everyone, and welcome to this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges! Jessie is our host this month and she has a great sketch for us today.


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This card started with a Black Licorice card stock base. Know how I used to hate to do square cards? Well, since I had an epiphany and realized they don’t have to be 5 x 5 I don’t mind so much, LOL! I just always looked at the wasted paper when I made one that size, plus, it’s often hard to find envelopes for them. Now I just trim down an A2, it ends up at 4 1/4” x 4 1/4” and still fits in an A2 envelope :) I’d still rather do an A2 size but I don’t dread square like I used to.

OK, on with the card ;-) Next, on a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock I spread some embossing paste using Herringbone Bricks stencil and a piece of patterned paper I stamped using Plaid Builder Background and Sour Apple ink, Wild Cherry ink, Cotton Candy ink, and Berrylicious ink. Then I created my little scene with a Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics cut from Berrylicious card stock. I added some Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, a MSTN Christmas Cuteness snowman stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers. I popped it up on foam, added some sequins, and, following the sketch, three other elements. The first is the sentiment, stamped on a Circle STAX Die-namics cut from Black Licorice card stock, stamped with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The other two elements were done with a couple of Let It Snowflake Die-namics.

Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside.


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And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you, including our October Guest Designer,
Roxie Glaza!

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C258.

Thanks so much for stopping by today—see you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
MSTN Christmas Cuteness, Plaid Builder Background (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Sour Apple ink, Wild Cherry ink, Cotton Candy ink, Berrylicious ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Paper:
Black Licorice card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Berrylicious card stock, X-Press It Blending Card (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, MSTN Christmas Cuteness Die-namics, Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, Circle STAX Die-namics, Let It Snowflake Die-namics, Herringbone Bricks stencil (MFT); foam tape, embossing powder, embossing paste, Copic markers, sequins

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3 comments:

  1. Very cute card, the snowman is adorable and I really like the striped paper.

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  2. OOOOOH. LOVE your card ... the way you layered in that sweet striped paper and that ADORABLE snowman. Mmmmm.

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  3. Adorable snowman! I just love how you used this sketch!!!

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